Read this article in Esquire before you watch the game this weekend.
Hall of Famer Willie Wood has no recollection of making one of most famous plays in Super Bowl history. Although his interception of Len Dawson in Super Bowl I has become part of NFL lore, Wood doesn’t remember participating in the game.
Wood, 79, suffers from dementia and spends his days in a wheelchair at an assisted living center after having underwent, “debilitating neck, hip and knee operations,” according to The New York Times. The story about Wood comes on the heels of doctors claiming that former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler showed symptoms of CTE, and is the latest feature about a former NFL player dealing with physical woes brought on from playing football.